Wikipedia:Requests for page protection

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Requests for page protection

This page is for requesting that a page, file or template be fully protected, create protected (salted), extended confirmed protected, semi-protected, added to pending changes, move-protected, template protected (template-specific), upload protected (file-specific), or unprotected. Please read up on the protection policy. Full protection is used to stop edit warring between multiple users or to prevent vandalism to high-risk templates; semi-protection and pending changes are usually used only to prevent IP and new user vandalism (see the rough guide to semi-protection); and move protection is used to stop pagemove revert wars. Extended confirmed protection is used where semi-protection has proved insufficient (see the rough guide to extended confirmed protection)

After a page has been protected, the protection is listed in the page history and logs with a short description indicating why it was protected, and the article is listed on Special:Protectedpages. Further discussion should take place on the Talk page of the article. In the case of full protection due to edit warring, admins do not revert to specific versions of the page, except to get rid of obvious vandalism.


If you would like to request to have a page protected, have a page's existing protection level lowered or raised, or would like to submit an edit request for a protected page, please follow these steps (note: if you enable the Twinkle gadget for your Wikipedia account, this process can be largely automated for you):

  1. If you are requesting unprotection, the correct protocol is to ask the protecting administrator first for unprotection (the admin's user account name can be found in the page's edit history). If for any reason he or she is unresponsive, unwilling, or unable to lower protection then you may list your request on this page.
  2. Add a level 3 header (i.e. === [[Example title]] ===) with the exact title of the page you would like (un)protected. If the page is not in the article namespace, include the namespace prefix (e.g. Template:Example template or User:Example user). Place your request at the bottom of either the protection or unprotection list, depending on the nature of your request. Please make sure you have spelled the name of the article properly; a common error stems from mistaken requests for the protection of redirects, particularly capitalised ones (Twinkle can make sure this never happens to you!)
  3. Place the pagelinks template below the header, in the form of * {{pagelinks|Example title}} (note the asterisk).
  4. If you are requesting protection, write the type of request (full protection, semi-protection, pending changes, move protection) and a brief reason for your request below your header.
  5. Please do not add arbitrary requests for a protection expiry time to your request, or request indefinite protection arbitrarily.
    • If there is a reason for a page to be protected for a certain amount of time, such as protecting a user talk page until the user is unblocked, please make this clear.
    • If you are requesting indefinite semi-protection or pending changes, be aware that it is only applied to articles with endemic and endless vandalism problems which multiple increasing periods of temporary semi-protection or pending changes have failed to stop.
    • Note that different expiry times can be set for edit- and for move-protections— thus, an article can, for example, be semi-edit-protected for a week and also fully-move-protected indefinitely.
  6. Sign your request with four tildes ~~~~ and click Save page.
  • Note: editors should not consider requesting page protection as a method for continuing an argument from elsewhere nor as a venue for starting a new discussion regarding article content. If a request contains excessive argument, appears to be intended to resolve a content dispute, includes personal attacks or uncivil comments, or has any other unrelated discussion, it will be removed from this page and no action will be taken.
For single page requests
=== [[Example Article Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Example Article Name}}
'''Semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
=== [[Template:Example Template Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Template:Example Template Name}}
'''Reduction in protection level:''' From full protection to template editor protection. ~~~~
For multiple page requests with the same criteria
=== Short descriptive header ===
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 1}}
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 2}}
'''Temporary semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
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Administrator instructions

Current requests for increase in protection level[edit]

Place requests for new or upgrading pending changes, semi-protection, full protection, move protection, create protection, template editor protection, or upload protection at the BOTTOM of this section. Check the rolling archive of fulfilled and denied requests or, failing that, the page history if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008[edit]

  • Repeated removal of information from reliable sources
  • Consensus was established on the talkpage in the last discussion to provide both sets of disputed numbers to provide readers with complete picture of a complex situation rather than a simplified one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1015:B116:E46:9495:6938:1FF0:ADBD (talk) 18:19, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: @2600:1015:B116:E46:9495:6938:1FF0:ADBD: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 18:32, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Declined. This appears to be a slow-motion edit war between unregistered accounts. Both accounts claim consensus. Both say to take it to the talk page, but in fact neither account has made any comments there. Please make your case there, and possibly ping in previous discussants to get a broader view. If talk page discussion is ineffective, maybe ask for a third opinion. MelanieN (talk) 18:50, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Done--Ymblanter (talk) 09:53, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Pinto Martins - Fortaleza Airport[edit] Due constant vandalism and destruction of User CGB17 I beg to protect the page -- (talk) 17:06, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @ This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 17:32, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Not done Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:42, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Roberto Ascione[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Page interested by many IP-led vandalisms as text and sources removal; and functional elements removal (like for example Person Infobox):


--Ferdinando Scala (talk) 09:27, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @Ferdinando Scala: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 09:36, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:59, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Portal:Current events/Sports[edit]

Indefinite Full protection: page doesn't need to be edited often, also a high traffic page. Felicia (talk) 23:25, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

DeclinedPages are not protected preemptively. Malinaccier (talk) 00:07, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

The Exodus[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Edit warring against consensus by jumping IPv6 addresses, also by several different IPv4 addresses. Tgeorgescu (talk) 03:12, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. I've blocked the /64 range of the IPv6 address that was disrupting most recently. Mz7 (talk) 04:47, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

Please post requests in this section for removing or reducing the protection level of a page if the protecting admin is inactive or you have already asked them.
  • To find out the username of the admin who protected the page click on "history" at the top of the page, then click on "View logs for this page" which is under the title of the page. The protecting admin is the username in blue before the words "protected", "changed protection level" or "pending changes". If there are a number of entries on the log page, you might find it easier to select "Protection log" or "Pending changes log" from the dropdown menu in the blue box.
  • Requests to downgrade full protection to template protection on templates and modules can be directed straight here; you do not need to ask the protecting admin first.
  • Requests for removing create protection on redlinked articles are generally assisted by having a draft version of the intended article prepared beforehand.
  • If you want to make spelling corrections or add uncontroversial information to a protected page please add {{Edit fully-protected}} to the article's talk page, along with an explanation of what you want to add to the page. If the talk page is protected please use the section below.

Check here if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Feyli Kurds[edit]

Temporary Extended Confirmed protection: Contacted protecting admin, I didn't recieve a response to my request on his talk page. Also the indefinite full protection applied is a bit extreme. Felicia (talk) 01:05, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Has there been discussion on the article's talk page? Nakon 02:24, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Handled requests[edit]

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.